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Nov 5, 2012 9:00am PST
? >> and that's so true and so frustrating, and in the next class we'll look specifically at israel because we had the opportunity to go there. and how incredibly complex, because on one hand, from the zionist movement, israel is a secular state. but how do jewish people define their identity, they're so diverse? well, it's usually through religion. and so even within israel, that creates a tension. i mean, is it possible outside of the monastery for people to live up to the highest ideals that we want to look at in the ethical dimension. and here we're thinking about in judaism and christianity the ten commandments or the eightfold path in buddhism, or any of the ideals, the precepts in religions- but how hard it is. >> my friend who's jewish said that she feels that it's- the people in that area do get along well; it's just strictly the government and that that's causing- you know, they get along well in their private lives, but the other thing enters into it and causes the whole situation, the havoc and the killing and such. >> and i've experienced that personally in a number of instances,
LINKTV
Nov 26, 2012 9:00am PST
criteria down in, say israel, we had such a struggle with that class. the ethical dimension and i am not quite sure what would pop up, it would be very skewed in that kind of intense environment. but in a pluralistic one it certainly works here. so what i wanted to do on this graphics-- this is sort of fun in a way because if you didn't-- sometimes i do this as a lecture to a general audience. now you have all become experts in world view analysis since this is the last class. so, you wouldn't be as shocked at this. but it's amazing the prejudices that come when i simply lay down this criteria and say let's look at american diversity and see what's going to pop up. it's amazing the prejudicial kinds of comments that come up; "that can't possibly be a conventional religion, i know those people--" that's the sort of stuff that goes on you see; the tension that still exists in people about looking at religious diversity. but, the way i divided this up is to talk about conventional religions in the united states that respond to this neutral criteria. then suggest a middle ground, nothing
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